there’s a growing number of rowing “families” in current international athletes. Many famous pedigrees of historic athletic rowers and scullers have existed historically from the American Kellys, the British Phelps, Barry and Dwans and more recently New Zealand twins the Evers-Swindells, Greg and Jonny Searle and Guin and Miriam Batten from the UK.
We’ve been researching the entries to this year’s World Rowing Championships and can report:
Germany – LM4- Jochen and Martin Kuehner.
Greece – M4 Nikolaos and Apostolos Gkountoulas
Netherlands LM4- Tycho and Vincent Muda
Sisters and brothers
Czech Republic – W2x Jitka and Lenka Antosova
Great Britain – LM4- Richard Chambers and LM1x Peter Chambers
New Zealand – LM2x Storm Uru and M4- Jade Uru
Denmark – W2x Lisbet and Lea Jakobsen
Twins missing their partners
Sweden LW1x Sara Karlsson used to double with her sister
Britain W8 has 3 “singleton” twins – Jo Cook, Louisa Reeve and Jess Eddie.
Britain W2- Helen Glover